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After the Creeping Octopus Satellite Launch, What Next for the National Reconnaissance Office?

The National Reconnaissance Office — “a joint Department of Defense – Intelligence Community organization responsible for developing, launching, and operating America’s intelligence satellites” — has launched NROL 39, its latest payload of classified spy satellites. For every launch, it develops a unique badge and motto. This time around, the badge incorporates an angry, creeping octopus:

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What the Congressional Progressive Caucus Has To Say About NSA Spying On Billions Of People

Here’s what I found – a more complete summary of what the Congressional Progressive Caucus has had to say about the unconstitutional, abusive spying programs run by the NSA… [...]

NSA Spies On Almost Every Cell Phone On Earth Every Day

There is no reasonable security justification for daily espionage against 5/7 of the world’s population. This is constant spying beyond even Big Brother in size. [...]

Will Lincoln Park And Oak Brook Stand Against NSA Spying In 2014?

In 2014, 5th district voters in Illinois will have a chance to register their disgust with the seizure of power by the spies at the NSA, thanks to Green Party congressional candidate Nancy Wade. [...]

Your Private Information Is Now In The Public Domain

Oopsie. President Barack Obama approved a massive electronic spying program that could seize and search the content and metadata of people’s telephone calls, emails, movements, purchases and Internet activity without any search warrant. It’s now clear that the National Security Agency surveillance program was targeting prime ministers and presidents of many allied nations in Europe [...]

USA Saved From 60 Million Terrorist Spaniards By NSA Spying

The only explanation for this latest revelation is that 60 million Spaniards were poised to launch a terrorist attack against us innocent Americans. [...]

Barack W. Bush

This handmade sign at today’s DC protest against mass surveillance just about sums up the last five years.

How Scary Would You Become To Escape NSA Spies?

The very fact that we’re being observed by spies dramatically limits the trajectories we can take. [...]

NSA Spying On Normal Lawful Communications Just In Case We Might Do Evil

The genius of the NSA spying system is that it’s never in plain sight, though it’s something that we all may reasonably suspect is watching us at any moment. [...]

The Internet Now Officially Sucks

Irregular Times has been online during three different decades now. We saw the Internet begin as a nerdy curiosity, and then emerge into an awesome tool that empowered its users. Those days are over. [...]

New NSA Reform Bill Is Too Weak

The draft bill revealed yesterday – but not yet introduced in the U.S. Senate – falls far below the standard set by the Surveillance State Repeal Act. [...]